We have high expectations of all pupils at Upton Junior School. Our positive behaviour policy is built upon the premise that every child will strive to meet our high expectations.
In seeking to define acceptable standards of behaviour it is acknowledged that these are goals to be worked towards rather than expectations which are either fulfilled or not. Thus the school has a central role in the children's social and moral development just as it does in their academic development. Just as we measure academic achievement in terms of progress and development over time towards academic goals, so we measure standards of behaviour in terms of the children's developing ability to achieve our behavioural goals.
We aim to help our children develop into responsible and law-abiding citizens of tomorrow and teaching - and enforcing - correct and appropriate behaviour helps develop their character in this sense.
‘Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.’
Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Our children bring to school a wide variety of behaviour patterns. At school we must work towards standards of behaviour based on the basic principles of honesty, respect, consideration and responsibility. It follows that acceptable standards of behaviour are those which reflect these principles.
We aim for our behaviour strategies to be inclusive and allow opportunity for children to learning from their mistakes and change their behaviours. Alongside our implementation of this we teach the value of good behaviour, kindness, tolerance and acceptance throughout our assemblies and PSHE lessons. We involve children in their behaviour by encouraging choice and support those children who find behaving appropriately more challenging.
‘Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.’
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